EMPOWERING YOUR CHILDREN FOR A LIFETIME OF JOINT HEALTH
THE JOINT PAIN EPIDEMIC
The US healthcare system has been burdened by the rising incidence and cost of musculoskeletal conditions that cause joint pain and lost mobility as people age. Adults are suffering more than ever.
Unfortunately, the youth of America are also struggling to keep their joints functioning at a healthy level so they can stay active in school, work and society and avoid joint pain and dysfunction. Their statistics are alarming:
The human brain continues to grow and mature until our late teens and early twenties. Different parts of the brain grow at different times. Learning a new task is easier as a young person, as long as the task is not too hard, and is repeated over time. Children create beneficial routines when they repeat actions that help with their growth and development. Repeated routines become habits, and they are more easily accepted and formed at an earlier age.
JEO strives to give young people the knowledge to create routines that will lead to healthy joint habits. Age-appropriate media presentations given by local professionals (doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, physical education teachers, athletic trainers, etc.) will allow these professionals to share their joint knowledge with the youth in their community. These presentations are either symposia coupled with models and posters of normal human joints, for a hands-on experience, or a media presentation with a question and answer session. The presentations are appropriate for students in grades 4 through 12, and can also be geared toward college students. Each grade has a different presentation that connects with age-specific students and keeps them engaged.
JEO presentations will help young people and their parents realize and understand the importance of joint health, and raise joint-health awareness. With knowledge and understanding, the practice of preventive orthopedics can begin at a young age. Young people will become more conscious of their joints as they engage in an active lifestyle (recreation, sports, family and work). As they age, they will be happier people living with healthier joints.